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El CastaNar Nazari
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Carretera A-4132 km 39 Cortijo la Roza, 18416 Busquistar, Spain   |  
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful 5 Stars.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I am not in the habit of writing reviews, however, the three days my partner and I had at El Castanar Nazari was so enchanting I felt I should write a review of this little Hotel.
I would say that this has to be the best place I have stayed the hospitality was exceptional, even the pet dogs were lovely, without hesitation I would recommend this little place to any one. . The rooms were lovely the setting wonderful, if you enjoy nature then the location is perfect. If you want a quiet spot away from your busy life this is the spot.
And do eat at the local restaurant recommended by the owners, if you are so inclined I would take some walking boots and explore the Alpujarra Mountains.
The owners even gave me a box of chocolates for my Birthday – how wonderful

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We spent a week end at the hotel, Encarna and Felix are the most wonderful people and very helpful in everything you need and want to know. Their knowledge of the Alpujarra's is amazing. The hotel it self it out of this world, very clean, spacious and simply beautiful. The breakfast is traditional and plenty of it. The views of the mountains are breathtaking. The best way to get away from everything and relax the garden is also wonderful. We hope to visit the hotel again soon. Thank you so much a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

I am writing this review while sitting in the comedor, drinking a great cup of coffee after a long day. The place is very tasteful and one of the most vhale-for-money I have ever stayed in. Te service is wonderful. We arrived at the evening it was freezing cold and were suggested to have a cup of coffee in the comedor and warm up. Felix arranged us a short horse trekking with Jose Antonio in Trevelez and even escorted us in the morning to his farm. The trip was indeed a one time experience. Felix has already set the fireplace in our room (yep, it is cold today)and I can't wait to have a relaxing evening in our gorges accomdatin

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Stockwith, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is one of the nicest, unusual places we have ever stayed. Peace and tranquility is the main element. The small hotel rurale has all the makings of a 5 star establishment. Total spotless, huge beds with nice linen. Massive bathroom and excellent toiletries. Bathrobe and slippers (we didnt make much use of as it was boiling hot!) these I would imagine would be great in the autumn or spring when the weather is cooler. The hosts of this place are the nicest people you would ever meet, so helpful and friendly. The Alpujarras is a most beautiful part of the world and is good walking counrty but if you are interested in peace and quiet, spanish history and heritage this area is a must see. There are a couple of nice outdoor municipal pools in the surrounding area which only cost a couple of euro's each if you are here in summer and are in need of a dip!

The scenery is breathtaking. We would like to thank Felix and Encarna for their hospitality and care whilst we were staying at thier hotel. Our Spanish is vague and Felix,s English is on his admitance sparce! However we managed to communicate surprisingly well! We were served a fantastic breakfast every morning and a deal of care and thought was clearly put into this.

We will return again, probalbly during the spring when it is not so hot.

Room Tip: All rooms are 5 star and have stunning views of the mountains.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Davis, California, United States
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Very gracious hosts Felix and Encarna have a beautiful lodge-like setting. We felt pampered with the quality of French soap, linens and decorative and classy tableware. The breakfasts were homemade, generous and wonderfully prepared. The fact that Encarna had attended a culinary academy was evident in her meal presentations. Felix is an accomplished photographer and shows his work in Grenada and other cities. We enjoyed wine with the couple in their pergola and shared our hiking experiences. They were most helpful with hiking recommendations in the Sierra Nevada. They also recommended the local restaurant La Fragua and we liked it so much, we returned there all 3 evenings. Their hospitality was broadened even further when they provided us a very thorough written list of their recommendations for Barcelona – from coffee shops, ice cream, cocktails and restaurants (La Flauta is highly recommended). During our stay the couple received their “Excellent” rating certificate from Trip Advisor and our experience here confirms the worthiness of their award. This was our best hotel stay in our 5-week stay in Spain.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The couple running this small hotel is very nice, charming, and very helpful. We didn't read any review here or elsewhere before we stopped there so we just chose the place spontaneously. The nature is beautiful and the view is stunning. The hotel is located near Trévelez what is probably the most charming village in Sierra Nevada. This was our best stay in Spain.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

First of all thanks to the previous reviews which led to our staying at the El Castanar in early June 2012.
Imagine being not so young anymore and having a tough work year behind you and wanting to enjoy some time in the mountains hiking and relaxing, before facing the heat and crowds of Granada, without having to stay in mountain hostels or hiker hotels.
After driving down a winding road and up a hill, you arrive at an attractive brick building with lots of land and trees, a gazebo, and a lovely old courtyard. Your guest room (one of 5) is large and impeccably clean, furnished with good taste, and the bath is incredibly well-appointed and also really large. From the windows, or stepping out on the balcony ringing the rooms, you see the mountains before you. At breakfast you are asked if everything is ok and if you need anything else. In the evening, after a long walk in the mountains, you sit with a cold drink on the sofas in the gazebo, feeling the breeze, and looking at the mountains. It is quiet. It is perfect.
Felix (our host because Encarna was away on business, but who left us a welcoming note) took great care of us. We (my husband even more than me since a lot of Spanish was spoken) enjoyed our conversations with him, sharing travel tales and photos, and listening to good music. The dogs and funny parrot contributed to the personal, friendly atmosphere. You get as much help as you need and as much privacy as you want. I can´t wait to visit again in another season.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Carretera A-4132 km 39 Cortijo la Roza, 18416 Busquistar, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Busquistar
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Busquistar
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — El CastaNar Nazari 3.5*
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